The preparation for Capping the Well undergo in Baghjan in Tinsukia District of Assam.
• Final Preparation for Capping Operation:
• Final Preparation for Killing Operation:
• Water Deluge System:
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Relief and Rehabilitation:
Law and Order/Bandhs/Blockades etc.
• Closure of Wells:
• Blockade at Drilling/Workover Locations: Drilling and workover operation still continue to be affected due to forceful closure of operation at few of the locations.
Commutative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades:
27th May: An Oil India Limited gas well, the BGR 5, faced a blowout which spewed hydrocarbons across a huge radius raining the adjoining villages in Baghjan with associated condensate.
As per a local observer, “OIL has given assurances to stop the fire by 7th July, although the floods are causing a big problem to that deadline. The bridge that connects the area to the rest of towns has been broken. It will definetly hamper the operations”.
9th June: The blowout caught fire when well control experts from M/S Alert Disaster Control had arrived at the scene to begin work on capping the well. The fire is still raging as this report is being typed out. Villagers were evacuated immediately and sheltered in nearby schools which facilitated as relief centres. Two persons, both OIL employees, have lost their lives due to the blowout.
Ever since, there has been efforts going on to douse the flames.
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